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Denbigh High student named youth mayor for May Pen

Eighteen-year-old Kimberlee McLean was recently named youth mayor of May Pen. McLean, senior deputy head girl at Denbigh High School, said, “It has always been my desire to help people and the exploration of this avenue has added to the list of... (Jamaica Gleaner)

JPs trained in estate planning

Justices of the peace (JPs) in Kingston have benefited from a training workshop in estate planning, organised by the Lay Magistrates’ Association of Jamaica (LMAJ) in partnership with the Administrator General’s Department. The session was held on... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Bartlett praises tourism workers

Tourism minister Edmund Bartlett has praised the more than 377,000 employees across the tourism sector for playing a vital role in Jamaica, which is now on track to secure more than a record four million visitors to Jamaica by year end. “It is... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Portland residents get swing bridge

Residents of Ginger House and Cornwall Barracks in the Rio Grande Valley of East Portland are now breathing a sigh of relief, as a new swing bridge linking both communities was declared officially open on Wednesday by Local Government Minister... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Ground broken for Dr Kenneth Baugh health centre

Ground was broken and the contract signed on Wednesday for construction of the Dr Kenneth Baugh Health Centre in the rural community of Point Hill in West Central St Catherine. Approximately $28 million is being provided by the National Health Fund... (Jamaica Gleaner)

PSOJ wants BOJ to implement forex trading platform

The Private Sector Organisation (PSOJ) is urging the FX Working Committee established and led by the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) to continue its efforts to implement the Electronic Trading Platform and to further develop the Forward Currency market... (Jamaica Gleaner)

‘Disruption headache’...Digicel, FLOW ordered to provide interruption notices and updates

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) says it has instructed telecommunications service providers, Digicel and FLOW, to immediately provide their customers with service interruption notifications and updates on service restoration times. This... (Jamaica Gleaner)

NEPA serves notices on Manchester businesses for breaching plastic ban

Two Manchester businesses were today served with notices by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) for breaching the government’s ban on single-use plastic shopping bags. They are to appear before Manchester Parish Court in the... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Curfew imposed in St Andrew South Police Division

The security forces have imposed a curfew in the St Andrew South effective from 7:00 pm today until 6:00 am on Monday.   The areas which will be under curfew are as follows:  1. Niggers Lane / White Wing - North along Maple View... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Jamaica to remember war veterans on Sunday

Jamaica will honour the memory of the fallen servicemen and servicewomen of World Wars I and II on Remembrance Day on Sunday. Traditionally, Remembrance Day, also known as Armistice Day or Poppy Day, is observed on the second Sunday in November,... (Jamaica Gleaner)

JAS concerned about dog attacks on livestock

President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), Lenworth Fulton, is raising the red flag at what he says is a growing threat of fatal attacks on livestock by dogs across the island in recent times.   (Jamaica Gleaner)

Section of Hagley Park Road to be closed

The driving lane at road level along Hagley Park heading in the direction of Three Miles will be closed between Waltham Park Road and Portia Simpson Miller Square all day tomorrow, Saturday, November 8. The lane closure is to facilitate the... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Man charged for shooting in Norwood, St James

A near three-year-long investigation into the shooting of a man at Irie Drive in Hendon Norwood in St James has ended as sleuths from the Montego Hills Police Station have charged a man. Lenroy Martin, 48, otherwise called ‘Cedrick’,... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Jamaican among sexual predators nabbed by immigration agents in NY

NEW YORK, CMC – The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says its officers arrested a Jamaican among 23 sexual predators during a six-day operation in Long Island, New York. On Thursday, ICE said that the enforcement... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Road works near Sangster airport roundabout to cause delays this weekend

The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising that roadworks scheduled to be undertaken in the vicinity of the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay this weekend may result in delays for motorists. Community Relations Officer for the NWA... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Danville Walker brushes aside conflict of interest claims over land project

Danville Walker, who chairs both the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) and the Sugar Company of Jamaica (SCJ) Holdings Limited, has brushed aside assertions that he was conflicted in the preparation of the Greater Bernard Lodge... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Allman Town teen charged over shooting

Eighteen-year-old Aaliyah Bascoe has been slapped with gun-related charges following investigations that implicated her in the October 29 shooting incident in Allman Town, Kingston 4. Bascoe, who is from Stephen Street in Allman Town, is accused of... (Jamaica Gleaner)

December 18 court date for Ruel Reid, Fritz Pinnock criminal case challenge

Former Education Minister Ruel Reid and president of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Professor Fritz Pinnock are to head before the Judicial Review Court on December 18 to challenge the criminal charges brought against them. The date... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Teen charged following Oxford Road, St Andrew robbery

A 17-year-old boy is to appear in the Family Court to answer the charge of robbery with violence after he was implicated in an incident on Oxford Road, St Andrew on Wednesday night. The police report that about 7:05 p.m., the teen robbed a woman of... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Cases at Manchester court transferred to Porus and Christiana outstations

The Court Management Services is reporting that all matters which were scheduled for Manchester Parish Court will be transferred to outstations in Porus and Christiana, beginning Monday. November 11. All matters which were scheduled for today,... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Dog-hearted man rapes 93-year-old woman

M icheal Belnavis, the mayor of St Ann's Bay, has decried yesterday's brutal rape of a 93-year-old woman in Keith district, Brown's Town. The senior citizen is currently in hospital recovering from the ordeal. "I am distraught that something... (Jamaica Star)

Shortage of dengue testing kits - but Health Minister says this is not a priority

Though there has been over 50 suspected dengue deaths for the 2018-2019 period, President of the Jamaica Medical Doctors' Association (JMDA) Elon Thompson has confirmed that there is a shortage of dengue testing kits on the island. There have been... (Jamaica Star)

Fake cops murder man in St James

A group of men impersonating police officers killed one man, and allegedly shot at another in Paisley, Adelphi, St James, yesterday. The victim has been identified as 26-year-old Jommoy Pinnock, a farmer in the district. Reports by the Adelphi... (Jamaica Star)

Half the world’s women have a back-up man – study shows

Simone Morgan-Lindo Some men may have to look over their shoulders because their partners may have a close 'friend' who could easily replace them. According to a Daily Mail article, a survey conducted by onepoll.com suggested that 50 per cent... (Jamaica Star)

Fifty two years of marital bliss - Couple says secret to longevity is compromising

One can easily sit for hours and listen to Miriam and Dennis Edwards share their love story. The couple, who recently celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary, is still very much happily in love and credits their decades-old union to always... (Jamaica Star)

LaaLee pledges allegiance to the ‘ghetto’ - Artiste says despite stigma, inner city continues to produce good citizens

When The Gleaner-branded news vehicle rolled into Jones Town, naturally it attracted some amount of attention. But when we had difficulty finding Septimus Street, that's when we realised just how much. Whispers of "a LaaLee dem a look fah innu... (Jamaica Star)

Aspiring nurse killed in crash

Kojiann 'Tokie' Braham, 17, always dreamed of becoming a practical nurse, but that dream disappeared when she died just two weeks after her high school graduation late in the summer. She, along with her twin sister and some friends, left home in... (Jamaica Star)

Trelawny man charged with double murder

A Trelawny man who reportedly chopped his nephew and his ex-girlfriend to death was charged with double murder earlier this week by the Trelawny police. He has been identified as 39-year-old Garfield Edwards, farmer of Freeman's Hall, Trelawny.... (Jamaica Star)

My boyfriend doesn’t like to bathe

Dear STAR, how do I tell my boyfriend that he upsets my stomach and that I refuse to have sex with him because he doesn't like to bathe. I should have picked up that something was wrong after the first time we went on a date. About two days... (Jamaica Star)

‘Tivoli nice now’ - Residents say community is now crime-free

Residents of Tivoli Gardens are content that they are no longer seeing the gruesome killings and violence that once plagued their community. According to them, they are now witnesses to the Tivoli they have longed to see - a crime-free community... (Jamaica Star)

87-y-o charged with molesting 14-year-old

An 87-year-old shopkeeper in Trelawny is now in custody after being accused of molesting a 14-year-old child. He has been charged with grievous sexual assault. Superintendent Kirk Ricketts, head of the Trelawny police, told THE STAR that the... (Jamaica Star)